Kubrick's Shining WORST novel adaptation ever!

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by Christine62, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I could cross stitch that.
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    Yes you could!
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  3. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    Possessed Jack would very cross stitch it.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...but why????....
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  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    because it's there, and it's cool.:)
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  6. Wasp27

    Wasp27 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure someone's talked about it already somewhere but has anyone seen Room 237? It's a documentary about people's different theories about the film, mainly that The Shining is his veiled confession that he somehow took part in/filmed the staging of the moon landing. Really fascinating, regardless of how it relates to the book itself. But I agree with King, the film and it's characters were just cold. Scary as he'll, and there have been times where I actually had to stop watching it (same with the exorcist) because I was so terrified! The guy in the bear suit doing a little something something to the other guy?!?! Creepy!!! But yeah, the ending of the book where after Danny and Wendy had left the overlook and he's reflecting on his father, grieving, that is what made the shining a "warm" story to me- for me, it's not about one mans descent into lunacy as much as it about a terribly gifted little boy who despite his fathers sins, loves him just the same.
  7. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    To be fair, Jack Nicholson used the experience as training for his role as the Joker in Batman. Of course, he was funnier in The Shining. No offense, Jack.
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